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Interested in donating food to the Howard County Food Bank?
We have seen a significant increase in demand for services at the Howard County Food Bank. All donations are safe, secure, and most importantly go directly to those who need assistance during this critical time. Food donations can be dropped off at the Howard County Food Bank (located at 9385 Gerwig Lane Columbia, Suite J, MD 21046).
Donation Hours: Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
*Note: please do not leave food unattended after hours. This enables us to verify the integrity and safety of the food.
Interested in holding a Food Drive supporting the Community Action Council’s Food Assistance Program at the Howard County Food Bank?
WE CAN HELP! We’d love to help you craft a flyer or graphics to help you collect food on our behalf. If you do plan to use our logo, we’ll just want to approve its usage. We appreciate so many in our community that raise money and awareness in the most creative ways!
Interested in making a meal kit?
Email us to learn how you can buy items and assemble non-perishable meal kits to help Howard County Food Bank families make healthy and nutritious meals. Every family is a fan of easy weeknight meals!
Interested in donating money by check, campaign or stock or holding an online fundraising campaign on our behalf?
Mail a check to:
Community Action Council of Howard County, MD Inc.
9820 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, MD 21046
Donate through a campaign or organization by using these numbers:
United Way of Central Maryland (5134)
Combined Charities Campaign National Area (87083)
Combined Charities Campaign Chesapeake Area (87083)
Maryland Charities Campaign (5134)
Interested in holding an online fundraiser supporting any of our program areas whether it be through your own personalized Give Lively campaign page or Facebook fundraiser?
WE CAN HELP! We’d love to help you craft a flyer, an online platform or graphics to help you raise money on our behalf. If you do plan to use our logo, we’ll just want to approve its usage. We appreciate so many in our community that raise money and awareness in the most creative ways!
You can support the Community Action Council through your shopping at AMAZON SMILES. With each qualifying purchase, CAC gets a percentage of the sale from the same Amazon items, same prime deals. Make sure you select “Community Action Council of Howard County” as your designated charity and then we’ll be there each time you shop on Amazon Smiles.
Throughout the year, we also have many needs for items supporting our families and have set up an AMAZON WISH LIST of items of need. They can be purchased online and mailed directly to us by selecting “Community Action Council of Howard County” as your shipping location to make it easy for you to donate directly.
Businesses and individuals who donate $500 or more to the Community Action Council of Howard County may benefit from CAC’s designation as an approved entity under the Community Investment Tax Credit Program. As a donor, you could earn Maryland tax credits equal to 50% of the value of your money, goods or real property contributed to CAC. These credits are in addition to charitable deductions on both federal and state taxes.